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The Night Country
The Night Country: A Hazel Wood Novel | Melissa Albert
Can you ever truly escape the Hazel Wood? In the sequel to her New York Times bestselling, literary/commercial breakout, The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert dives back into the menacing, mesmerizing world that captivated readers of the first book. Follow Alice Proserpine and Ellery Finch as they come to learn that The Hazel Wood was just the beginning of worlds beyond, a place where stories and real life convene, where magic contains truth, and the world as it appears false, and where just about anything can happen, particularly in the pages of a good book (The New York Times).
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VioletMoonBooks
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MrsBibliophile
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Mehso-so

Sometimes I'm shocked by the creativity of some authors. This was a clever novel, and it was very unique. I probably should have started with the first book in the series, maybe then I could've gotten more involved in it.

As it stands, I was mildly entertained.

I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a mild mystery, fantasy novel.

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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ju.ca.no
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Next up: the second Hazel Wood Novel! I hope it‘ll be as intriguing as the first book, which I enjoyed a lot. i‘m curious where the story line will go to!

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bibliobard
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My dog woke me up so I guess now is as good a time as any to open my #JolabokaflodSwap package 🎄🎁

Thank you @robinb for the LOAD of candy — all my faves — and the tagged book! I can‘t wait to dig in 😊

Thanks for hosting this swap @MaleficentBookDragon

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KKanne21
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I was not sure what to expect when I picked this book up. The Hazel Wood, while good, was a tad bit confusing towards the second half of the book. That being said, I was not exactly pumped about the this book but wanted to find out what happened. I ended up loving it but I was not too fond of the chapters switching back and forth between Alice and Finch. The ending was different then what I thought but it was so good!

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VioletMoonBooks
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ErraticElle
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Adventurous, dark, & mysterious sequel to The Hazel Wood. Great writing & rich, dark atmosphere. Not as magical/whimsical as the first, but still a very good read.
I didn't want to put it down for large sections. The ending was a little wishy-washy & convenient. Not as solid as I had hoped for, but worked alright. I am still very much in love with this world. I find the creepy stories & characters very intriguing.

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Meeko93
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So I will be 39 weeks pregnant tomorrow and this is the last book I will be reading before my little man comes into the world this Thursday. This book is a little slow for me and this is not the time for that to happen haha, but I will push through 💙🤰

Alfoster Yay for you!❤️😳 1y
Reggie Good luck, Mama! 1y
WJCintron Congratulations!! How is the baby? Blessings 1y
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youngreadrshelf
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Fun take on the fairy tale world visits our world. This is not the cute fairy tales of Disney but the old-school, very Grimm brothers. Kept me reading. Although would like to have read the fairy tales where these characters originate.

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suvata
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I never thought that I liked the Urban Fantasy genre — that is until I found Kevin Hearne and Melissa Albert.

From the Publisher:
The NYT bestselling sequel to the beloved The Hazel Wood! In The Night Country, Alice dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors of The Hazel Wood. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang.

HOTPock3tt I loved the hazel wood! ♥️But had a hard time getting into this one 🤔maybe I‘ll give it another try (edited) 1y
suvata @HOTPock3tt I thought it wasn‘t quite as good as the Hazel Wood but it was still very good. 1y
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youngreadrshelf
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Just started this one.

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BookwormM
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#CoverCrush

Great addition to the Hinterland series deliciously dark and magical.

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Lollymya
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️◼️ #bookspin So the above photo was found on the internet so I can‘t take credit for its awesomeness!!!! Click ether link for my review!!!! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43565384 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Bookgoil
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I don‘t know if I used this picture maybe I should check haha. Dewey‘s readathon has me sleep deprived. Here‘s my litsy readathon wrapups! #teamharkness #scarathlon2020 @StayCurious

@CocoReads #cocoturns50 840 pts (84 hours read)

#readyourway @TheSpineView 555 pts (55.5 hours)

#24b4monday 305 pts (30.5 hours)

@Andrew65 @SumisBooks @jb72

And of course Dewey‘s 185 points 18.5 hrs

So behind on book round ups and reviews.

Total: 1885 pts

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳 2y
CocoReads Awesome! 2y
jb72 Fantastic! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy ᴄᴜᴛᴇ ᴅᴏɢɢʏ 2y
TheSpineView 👍🖤🎃📚 2y
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KatieDid927
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I enjoy this trilogy. The reviews seem to be mixed, but maybe the trick is not having very high expectations. For me the writing style is effortless and the mythology is intriguing. I don‘t particularly love the forced YA romance between Alice and Finch, but I‘m still drawn into the overall story enough for these books to be quick and satisfying. Plus, the covers are so pretty!

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

emz711 Ooo thanks for reminding me, hazel wood is on my list 2y
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Juzupis
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Alice Proserpine got out. #melissaalbert

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SarieFae
Mehso-so

Slower than the first book but worth the push through to the end.

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theladygreer
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I really adored The Hazel Wood, which I listened to on audio, and was blown away by the second in the series, The Night Country. At least as good as the first if not better. If you love the dark side of fairy tales, these are both musts.

lynneamch Listening to The Hazel Wood now. Love to hear it when a sequel stands up to the original. 2y
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la_isla
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It was dark and beautiful, and I'm half hoping for more, but will totally be satisfied if it remains a duology as well. I'm not normally drawn to dark fairy tales, but the author has a magical way of writing that keeps me reading.

VioletMoonBooks Tales Of the Hinterland comes out next year 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
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Tianarose
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Loved this just as much as the first! Much better ending as well!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Kristen,
thank you so much for this thoughtful package!! I love everything! The book is beautiful 🧡🧡🧡 I‘m going to use the mask tomorrow night!! And I can never have enough germx!! Love the stickers and the candy!! Thank you my friend!!

#LitsyLove
#LitsyLovesNurses

ju.ca.no Beautiful cover😍 2y
Bookgoil Yay it came a day early even! 😊❤️ 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
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VioletMoonBooks
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This was a great book to read. It was full of great twists. I love how it is inspired by fairy tales. The ending made me really happy. I would definitely read it again. This is definitely one of my favorite stories.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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HeatherBlue
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Book 100 for 2020!! 🎉 And what a wonderful book it was 🖤💙

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HeatherBlue
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🖤 🐺

MelleDelValle Agreed. 3y
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wideeyedreader
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Boy did I love this one! I read The Hazel Wood last year, and instantly fell in love with the creepy fairy-tale vibes. And I have to say, I love this one just as much! Book 5 for #bookspinbonanza!

TheAromaofBooks The Hazel Wood is on my list, so I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the sequel as well!! 3y
wideeyedreader @TheAromaofBooks I totally recommend them both! They‘re so good 3y
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VioletMoonBooks
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emmaturi
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Mehso-so

I liked the Hazel Wood but this was a bit meh! There were bits I enjoyed but on the whole I wasn't really invested in the story.

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Leftik
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Pickpick

The perfect book to stay up past your bedtime to finish!

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emmaturi
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These are the next three books I will tackle once I have finished my currents books! #tbr

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Drnkpnkprincess
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1. Tagged Book
2. Obsessed with Daevabad series atm
3. @Powells is always fun
4. Fortune‘s Rocks - Anita Shreve
5.Really enjoying Little Fires on Hulu
6. 35 other books I‘m not currently reading 😩
7. Too difficult to pick just one
8. The Whisper Man - Alex North
9. More books than last year (so at least 6 🤦🏼‍♀️)
10. Stretched out on a couch, or in the sun
11. HP - I was 8 when the series started
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JGadz11 Love @Powells 💝 3y
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Aussie_SFF
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I did not know how there could possibly be a continuation of the first book but Albert did it. With further character development and more of that Grimm's style fairy telling that I love. 4/5 stars

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Aussie_SFF
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"I was eighteen years old, give or take a fairy tale century, when I had my first kiss."
#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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KelliJo
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Taking some time to relax while the world around me goes crazy. I needed some major downtime, so while my husband and sons are fishing I am enjoying some time reading with my daughter.

rather_be_reading love that bookmark! 3y
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Literary_Siren
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Mehso-so

3.5 stars it was just meh. I don‘t know if it‘s just because I couldn‘t really focus on the story or if it could have been better. I did like that Alice and Finch made it back to each other.

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ReadingRobyn
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I have GREAT NEWS! It‘s Friday!

SURPRISE 🎉 This means there is a hidden challenge today that will result in a giveaway 🥳 All you have to do is follow the blog and tell me your ABSOLUTE fave series 📖 in the comments below ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Here is the link to the blog: www.readingrobyn22.wordpress.com

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Readinginfairyland
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I enjoyed the follow up to The Hazel Wood. I still loved the first one more because the world was so fresh for me and took me by surprise. But this one still is captivating and includes more of my favorite new dark fairytales that are the cornerstone for the story.

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Bookgirl
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Well in a rare plot twist, I truly enjoyed this sequel much more than the first book, The Hazel Wood. While I loved the concept behind The Hazel Wood, I felt the execution was problematic. The sequel feels more sophisticated, more refined, but retains the wildly imaginative tone and lush, evocative writing. The story also gets some satisfying resolution. Thanks #NetGalley for the ARC. Great story!

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Vee_Bookish
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Mehso-so

This was good! But it wasn't quite as good as I felt it could have been. The start was really strong, if slow, but I loved the new and old characters so was happy to go along with it. However the ending felt like the author ceased to care about the majority of the cast and I left wishing there was going to be a third book.

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NotCool
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“Every story is a ghost story. If you‘re looking for answers, seek out your ghosts.”

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NotCool
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“Shh,” the mother said urgent. “Baby, shh.”
“Who‘s hiding there?” Said the hip-hop kid, his voice high and younger than I thought it‘d be. “Yeah, asshole, I‘m talking to you.”
I think he was trying to draw them away from the baby.”: Albert writes about subway travel in a way that resonates with me, the way, in vulnerable, dangerous situations, you sometimes find strangers being incredibly brave and kind.

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Bookgirl
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Hmm. Has anyone else ever found old wallpaper to be comforting? I thought this was a very odd expression that made little sense, but perhaps it‘s just me.
I probably should not have requested this book from NetGalley when I found The Hazelwood so problematic, but here I am, trying again. I really wanted to like The Hazelwood and did enjoy parts...here‘s hoping the sequel is better. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 Because that happens so often. 🤣🤣

Vee_Bookish I think it's more... something that has been there a long time and you don't really notice it, but subconsciously it's familiar. 3y
Bookgirl @Vee_Bookish I ended up liking this book but there were multiple metaphors that gave me pause. I give the author credit for creativity though! 3y
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Copwithabook
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What a whirlwind! As much as I liked the first novel, this one is better! I love Alice‘s struggle between her bad nature and her desire to be good. Her struggle seemed so human. Add in there Ellery‘s desire to chase story, to live inside these worlds, and not just the mundane- made me feel like these characters were kindred spirits. Ellery said the Hinterland was the closest he felt to being held by a story. Well, The Night Country held me!

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Readinginfairyland
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A fun preorder incentive for The Night Country. Loved this little chapbook.

diovival This is such a pretty pic 😍 3y
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lesliemarie
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#bookhaul
One of my friends comes to visit twice a year and we always have to buy books. It's the best.

Leftcoastzen That‘s cool! 3y
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